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Dec 2, 2013 11:00pm EST
of democrats. normally democrats who would give the president more foreign policy as sensitive as the diplomacy with iran has been. power to veto legislation. to the pentagon policy bill, that's going to be problem mattic. so, you know, the veto is out there, but if it's not a stand alone sanctions bill, they're a lot of work to do to convince congress and most importantly democrats not to join. thanks for getting up this and watching us on the washington journal. >> thank you for taking my call. i get my news is rt or press tv.com. i'm an independent now. i used to be a die hard republican. but my priority has changed how the country changed to foreign policy. i thought obama -- even though i voted for the party at ron paul to ron republicans did paul at the convention was disgusting. the party because -- took over the republican party. that's a jewish movement. controls the foreign policy. is led by the nose by netanyahu and they were horrible. who's the biggest influence the white house outside of the political realm. >> strong opposition to iran at iran deal.on the six months
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 8:00pm EST
, joining us from bethesda, maryland. thank you for being with us on c-span. the foreign-policy initiative discusses secretary of state john kerry's tenure so far. and the overall foreign-policy challenges the foreign -- obama faces.tration lac and we will talk about supreme court judges. and genetically modified foods with new york university professor marian nussle. we will look for your reaction by phone, e-mail, and twitter. tonight, republican senator rand paul of kentucky speaking at the detroit economic club about jobs and the economy. former secretaries of state madeleine albright and hillary clinton come a remembering south african president nelson mandela. and a white house briefing with secretary jay carney. >> the book affairs events from washington, putting you in the room at congressional hearings, white house event, briefings, and conferences. and complete gavel-to-gavel coverage of the u.s. house. we are c-span, created by the cable tv industry and funded by your local cable or satellite provider. now you can watch us in hd. >> republican senator rand paul at the detroit ec
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
with us on c-span. the foreign-policy initiative discusses secretary of state john kerry's tenure so far. and the overall foreign-policy challenges the foreign -- obama faces.tration lac and we will talk about supreme court judges. and genetically modified foods with new york university professor marian nussle. we will look for your reaction by phone, e-mail, and twitter. tonight, republican senator rand paul of kentuckyak
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
independents from the middle east inspect is great implications on our foreign policy and great implications on their future. i'm frustrated when i come back to my district and i have people come together town hall meetings and saying we want jobs. i have to say, i'm sorry, someone from the epa is not letting us have the job. i beg you, please, open your heart. up. they have done the work and come threed -- complied with the regulation. ii don't know i had a plant that is any district be a lead plant. now all the led plants are closed in the united. they are willing to spend $100 million. now the chinese produce the lead. the batters, come from there. i'm really frustrated that we have so much opportunity in this country and again and again and it comes back to your administration where i hear, okay, locked up there. it's locked up there. it's locked up there. and i go to town hall meetings. i would love for you to come with me. i'll invite you where we can share the podium. and hear from the people individually who are losing jobs because we can't get permits. i'm troubled that
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 12:00pm EST
overaggressive about that. i don't think that's much of a description of his foreign policy. but congress has lots of power if he chooses to use. the power of the purse is an enormous power, and i think if i were you, i would find ways to influence policy using the congress' powers, which were not doing. for example, we are hearing complaints about the president's actions do not enforce deportation against a certain classes of immigrants. you know, instead of complaining about that, this committee could hold a markup and report of a comprehensive immigration reform bill, send it to the for -- >> mr. lazarus, you are -- not you but the question is too inept minutes over. so you can do this by giving us advice of what our legislative agenda should lock like an answer the question, i would be grateful to you. >> that is an answer. i think on this has a lot of power and it should use it. >> and i assume that the failure to exercise is also an exercise of power. the failure to act. mr. cannon, would you like to briefly -- >> maybe mr. lazarus knows better than i do how many bombs the president has
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 10:30pm EST
foremost at the head of their and jen da their own national security foreign policy interests. if it's good for russia, they are at the table. i think this is a double edged sword. one, it's a great way to solve strife problems across the middle east, but, b, we have to be extremely cautious of setting the table so any agreement or arrangement with the russians also protects u.s., our allies' interests, and i think the assad assad -- you know, look at the tenants of the chemical agreement, great, we have the chemical weapons off, but the russians cleaned up on exactly what they got in the particular deal, and because of that we alienated the allies in the region. that's an important component of it. i'm for getting the deal, but we paid a heavy price to get the deal, and not including allies in the negotiations of the deal. let's continue on syria a bit. you were in the free syria act to provide arms and support to the rebels. when we interviewed back in august, he positively referenced, please to have your cosponsorship, a bipartisan effort, and all this threatened u.s. attack on
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 8:00pm EST
assistance economic assistance and other really important tools of foreign-policy which as secretary gates and other secretaries of defense have made clear, the state department budget is unique in comparison with the defense budget but again an awful lot of benefit from some of those state department both in terms of assistance, economic assistance and other forms of assistance and it's that part of the category of the budget where we have had a lot less success in getting bipartisan support. although i would say in the senate we have more, much more bipartisan support so for example senator lindsey graham and senator john mccain have been very big supporters of a robust state department budget as well. but in the house certainly some of our colleagues on the public inside a specially broadly defined as the tea party folks, i mean they have got, it's been really difficult trying to convince them of the important national security arguments in favor of that assistance. but again this is a constant back-and-forth and if you look at the house republican budget over the ten-year period it dra
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 4:00pm EST
of politics after the last five years as editor of foreign policy magazine is just how super charged this conversation is. and everybody -- wants to view -- that's, by the way why i think it's so important what john said. we are here to do independent reporting. and, you know, i hope that callers and viewers and readers can look at it for what it is. it's an important part of the documentary record, i think. it's interesting to hear what the cabinet members have to say on the perspective on the white house. what does it mean? you know there's a famous joke about the chinese when asked by nixon about the french revolution he's waiting to see how it turn out. i think we're waiting to see how the obama administration turns out. >> caller: hi. my question is when are you all going have ever print anything good about obama? because he has done than you have given him credit for. [inaudible] the situation -- [inaudible] paying taxes. and not getting -- representation and too many people that are getting in to office are not representing areas they are elected to represent. [inaudib
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
compete with the rest of the world in terms of attracting, in particular, foreign direct investment. i am pleased that we have already started to address the important questions of our trade policy, guided by our gatt commitments and the determination systematically to open the economy to global competition in a carefully managed process. soon we will also begin trade negotiations with, amongst others, the european union, the united states, our partners in the southern african customs unions and our neighbours in the southern african development community to provide a stable and mutually beneficial framework for our international economic relations. we will also be looking very closely at the question of enhancing south-south cooperation in general as part of the effort to expand our economic links with the rest of the world. consistent with our objective of creating a people-centred society and effectively to address the critical questions of growth, reconstruction and development, we will, together with organised labour and the private sector, pay special attention to the issue of hu
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 10:00pm EST
was a foreign policy adviser to both ted kennedy and mayor bloomberg. she has written a couple of books. and networking on the president's declassification efforts. she knows a lot about those documents. so welcome, nancy. great to be working with you again. [applause] >> we have an exciting panel for you to give you fist hand chance to hear from those authors of the many documents that you've had out here. we're going have a brief discussion from madeline albright, sandy, and leon. they have already been introduced. we're going to have hear from each of them. have a discussion with them, and take a few questions from the audience. and then wrap up around 3:00 and the president will come. let me invite the panel to come up. [applause] m. >> this an on? first i want to thank the clinton library. it's great to see so many old friend. i think the date and peace process is something we are all very proud of to have been part of and stands as president clinton's one of his many lasting legacies. and the legacy is today bosnia is a moment ethnic and democratic state. i think the team he
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 12:00pm EST
. or as it was described to me at the time, we want to demilitarize our foreign policy, and you had a very forward-leaning point of view as it was perceived whereas hagel was seen as of a different view. first of all, is this assessment at all accurate? and second, what's happened in the ensuing months in terms of where they have gone on policies from iran to afghanistan as we were just discussing, does that, in fact, reflect this far more diplomatic and less military aapproach? >> i, i don't have a window into the president's decision making, but i, your explanation does not ring true to me, to my ears. i think chuck hagel has been close associate of president obama's since their time in the senate. of he served on the president's intelligence advisory board. i think there was a lot of discussion in the first term about finding a place for chuck hagel in the president's cabinet, and i think that that, you know, that discussion was naturally renewed when there was an opportunity to bring new people into the cabinet in the second term. so i think that is the president's, you know, frie
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 12:00am EST
a coffers. i say foreign policy's just trying to get some country to do what you want, all it is. what are the tools? there's not a lot of tools in the national security tool box. there is diplomacy on one end and use of force on another, and various graduations. sanctions are a very important economic tool, and the 1990s was very much known as the sanctions decade. it was very interesting because i think that one of the other things i did at the u.n. was try to make sure that sanctions stayed on iraq. that was, you had a cease fire translated into a series of captions, and those were very kind of ham handed sanctions, if i might say. the most, the toughest sanctions on any country at all, and what we were looking at through leon's help was to try to really get more surgical with the sanctions in -- on the form of yugoslavia. one of the problems that was there, because you put two things together, is that there was an arms embargo that was put on that only hurt the countries that had seceded from the seshes. the serbs had a huge standing military, and the reason we wanted to lift
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 5:00am EST
, development -- assistance, development and economic assistance. other tools of former -- foreign policy. the state department budget is puny in comparison to the defense budget. you get an awful lot of benefit from some of those investments that the state department, in terms of assistance, economic assistance and it is that part of the category of the budget where we have had a lot less success in getting bipartisan support. moree senate, we have bipartisan support for that. lindsey graham, john mccain, they have been big supporters of a robust state department budget. house, some of our colleagues on the republican -- broadlyially defined as the tea party folks, it has been difficult trying to convince them of the important national security arguments in favor of that form of assistance. this is a constant back-and- forth. if you look at the house republican budget over the ten- year period, it would cut the category of the budget for those kind of state department operations. we going to have to work together to try and prevent it. if you want to do the kinds of things that mike rogers wa
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 10:00pm EST
washington journal the foreign-policy initiative discussing secretary of state john kerry's tenure so far in the overall foreign policy challenges that the obama administration faces. after that, the center for public integrity talking about financial disclosure requirements for state supreme court judges. then, a discussion about genetically modified foods with new york university professor mary ann nestle. it will also look for your reaction, as always, by phone, e-mail, and twitter. live every day at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> the white house has president obama and the first lady will go to south africa next week to pay their respects to the memory of the late nelson mandela. also on friday, former secretary of state hillary clinton talked about the former south african president's legacy. here is some of what she said. >> we meet on that day after the loss of a giant among us, someone who, by the power of his example, demonstrated that unequivocally how each of us can choose how we will respond to those in justice's and grievances, those sorrows and tragedy's that afflict all of
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am EST
strong medicine. >> on the sanctions, i teach at georgetown and made up of course, foreign policy getting the country to do what you want so what are the tools? they are not a lot of tools and the national security toolbox. there is diplomacy on one end and use of force on another and various gradations. sanctions are an important economic tool and a 90s were very much known as the sanctions decade. it was very interesting because one of the other things i did at the u.n. was to make sure sanctions stay is on iraq, the cease-fire had been translated into a series of sanctions and those were very kind of ham handed sanctions, the tougher sanctions on any country at all and what we were looking at was trying to get more surgical with the sanctions on the former yugoslavia. one problem that was there because you put two things together was there was an arms embargo that was put on that and only hurt the country's that seceded from the serbs, the serbs continued, they had a a really huge standing military and the reason that we wanted to lift the embargo on arms was the others weren't getting
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 2:00pm EST
foreign policy institute here at sais. you mentioned one common interest the united states has with russia and syria is to prevent syria from becoming a base of operations for al qaeda. once we start changing the border regime in that part of the world, we are in for changes that will have many repercussions. my question is as follows -- do you foresee in the medium-term, scenario where we see assad staying in power as being instrumental in that we share with the russians. > i think the american position, which i support, has been that you had, in syria, at he beginning of the arab spring, a movement that represented the aspirations of the majority of the syrian people across the secretary and lines for more openness and hange. the assad regime is a brutal regime that suppresses the rights of the people. e need to change the regime in syria. the challenge has been -- from our perspective we think be syrian the people deserve a government, one that represents their aspirations. we need to make sure that as we transition, which is the goal of any political negotiation, toward a differ
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 8:00am EST
mean. you cannot make foreign policy decisions by polls. you just can't do it. 80% of the people parenthetically were against my helping mexico when we gave them a loan, again in 1995. everything happened that year. and we had just lost the congress. people taught i was nuts -- thought i was nuts. and so i asked, this is what you have to think about with bosnia and with all these other issues. so we don't make the loan to mexico and they go broke, and they hate us and so does the whole rest of latin america, and the next year we have another million illegal immigrants and billions dollars more of drugs flowing across the border, ask chaos reigns everywhere. and people ask me, why did you let this happen? and i say because on the day i had to make the decision there was a old that said 80% of you -- there was a poll that said 80% of you were against it. so the president in international affairs gets hired not only to look down the road, but around the corner. you get hired to win for the country. you have to start with a goal in mind and work back and realize that the citizens und
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 12:00pm EST
georgetown university, was a chief foreign policy adviser for the majority leader of the senate, senator daschle, that's were i met den denis. then the deputy national street adviser in the white house and the chief of staff for the president of the united states. please welcome denis mcdonough. [applause] >> angood morning and let me sa, let me say thanks to georgetown university and arent fox from this form on the affordable care act. let me say thanks to the great sin of the northern flank, senator dorgan answered daschle. senator daschle has been a very important mentor to me for the opportunity to be here. senator bennet, good to see you again as well. i appreciate the opportunity to talk about the affordable care act, what it's done and what it will do. and i want to update you this point on the progress we've made on fixing the website, affordable carhealthcare.gov. before talk about the law and its benefits, let me just take about to visit i made to the emergency room on a friday night recently. with one of my boys after he broke his left arm. they care was excellent, as
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 8:30pm EST
couldn't just unilaterally impose some trade policy that favored a friend or foreign interests. so when the founders wrote the constitution in article i a congress had exclusive authority over foreign commerce and setting tariffs. nixon in 1974 came in and with fast track up-ended 200 years of congress is control of trade policy that the founders wisely created in the constitution. but also fast-track open the door to what is often called diplomatic legislative as well as giving the executive branch a new and enormous role in control over trade agreements. fast-tracked or the first time ever authorized u.s. negotiators to actually set rules in trade negotiations on issues that had nothing to do with trade. it was authority to negotiate binding rules and everything from food aid to how your government state and federal can spend your tax dollars on goods and services. .. now in researching this book, the rise and fall of fast-track trade authority, which we were able to do text to a generous grant from the sloan foundation, we went into the bowels of the library of congress, the pre elec
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
been limited to the area in which presidential powers are at their strongest. foreign affairs. the obama administration go has been equally assertive in the realm of domestic policy, routinely making end runs around congress for broad claims of prosecutorial discretion and regulatory actions that bush executive power beyond all limits. indeed, president obama is the first president since richard nixon to ignore a duly enacted law, simply because he disagrees with it. and they said the checks and balances established by the constitution, president obama has proclaimed that i refuse to take no for an answer, end quote. and i quote, where congress won't act, i will, end quote. throughout the obama presidency, we have seen a pattern. president obama circumvent congress when he doesn't get his way. for instance, while congress is currently debating how to gratian last, the president effectively enact the dream act himself by ordering immigration officials to stop enforcing immigration laws against certain unlawful immigrants. when he couldn't get his preferred changes to the no child le
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 12:00pm EST
. there have been various foreign- policy initiatives that i have not attacked him and try to be supportive of him on. on the drug issues, it has taken him a while, but he is now doing something about some of the minimums.bill in -- on infrastructure, there is a way that infrastructure only for the trip across america, we could have more infrastructure money is all the money earned overseas by american corporations, nearly $2 trillion from it could be brought home. andit at five % -- at 5%, probably hundreds of billions of dollars in money comes home, but justin tax revenue, at 5%, you would doubled the money we have available for infrastructure and if we could just tax it at 5%. win-win solution. we lowered the tax rate. we get more revenue and we build some roads. and i talked to the president about that, and the president cbo score is a loss of revenue because it is not coming in at 35%. 0% is coming home. we have to overcome the cbo score on this. i said, that's vote to overturn -- let's vote to overturn all the other roles, let's vote to overturn this one. there is a chance
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 10:00am EST
foreign policy series discussion on the recently signed interim agreement between iran and the p5 plus germany and geneva. we have gathered a distinguished panel of experts who will walk us through what just happened and what may lie ahead. headlines during the last 48 hours have run the entire spectrum from victory for iran obamastoric mistake to achieves historic measure. most comments have followed what has become a redeemable republican/democrat divide, but recent polls indicate that nearly 2/3 of all americans support an agreement with iran at would lift sanctions for iran in return for tehran restricting its nuclear program. what is undeniable is that there are many layers to this cake, and we look forward to hearing from our panelists as they discuss whether the agreement brings new hope for nuclear negotiations with iran or further disappointment. our panelists are no strangers to the world affairs council audiences. we welcome back all three. ambassador john bloomberg is professor at the united -- professor of international affairs at the united states naval academy -- am
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 9:00pm EST
-- their foreign affairs. the obama administration has assertive in the realm of the next six policy -- domestic policy. regulatory actions that bush executive power beyond all limits. obama is the first president since richard nixon to ignore and enacted law simply because he disagrees with it. in place of the checks and balances established by the constitution, president obama that "i refuse to take no for an answer." "where congress won't act, i will." throughout the obama presidency, we have seen a pattern. president obama circumvents congress when he does not get his way. while congress is currently debating how to reform our immigration laws, the president effectively and acted himself byct ordering immigration officials to stop enforcing immigration laws against certain unlawful immigrants. get hiscouldn't preferred change to the no child left behind education law, he testing accountability provisions. when he objected to the work waiversent, he granted that are specifically forbidden by the statutory text. instead of working with congress to amend federal drug policy, he has
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